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  • 2025 Honda CR-V boasts fuel cell option, though only in California

    2025 Honda CR-V boasts fuel cell option, though only in California

    Honda has launched a version of its popular CR-V compact crossover powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The new CR-V e:FCEV arrives for the 2025 model year, and will be offered exclusively to customers in California via leasing. Hydrogen filling stations are still hard to come by, with California one of the few states with…

  • 2024 Tesla Model Y Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

    The “smartphone on wheels” cliches actually ring true here—in a good way—while a limited array of Model Y builds won’t leave shoppers with many choices.  The standard-feature set for the Model Y is impressive, and its responsive, intuitive, sharp-looking infotainment system is among the best in the business. That brings the Model Y up to…

  • Polestar 3 electric SUV enters production

    Polestar 3 electric SUV enters production

    After some delay, Polestar’s 3 midsize SUV is finally in production, the Swedesh performance EV brand said on Tuesday. Production got underway at a Volvo plant in Chengdu, China, earlier this month. Production is also planned for a Volvo plant in Charleston, South Carolina. Pre-production examples are already being built at the Charleston plant and…

  • 2024 Tesla Model Y Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

    The “smartphone on wheels” cliches actually ring true here—in a good way—while a limited array of Model Y builds won’t leave shoppers with many choices.  The standard-feature set for the Model Y is impressive, and its responsive, intuitive, sharp-looking infotainment system is among the best in the business. That brings the Model Y up to…

  • IM L6 debuts in Geneva with promised solid-state battery

    IM L6 debuts in Geneva with promised solid-state battery

    Chinese auto giant SAIC used this week’s 2024 Geneva auto show for the world debut of the L6 compact sedan, the latest model from its newly established brand IM. IM, whose initials stand for Intelligent Mobility, is SAIC’s brand for premium electric vehicles. It’s also intended to have a global reach, just like MG, the…

  • New Aston Martin Vantage GT4 joins refreshed road car

    New Aston Martin Vantage GT4 joins refreshed road car

    Aston Martin earlier in February unveiled the heavily updated 2025 Vantage sports car, and on Tuesday the new Vantage GT4 racing version made its debut. The customer race car is eligible for the 2024 motorsports season, together with a Vantage GT3 that was unveiled together with the updated road car. Some early examples of the…

  • Mazda, Genesis earn most 2024 Top Safety Pick awards

    Mazda, Genesis earn most 2024 Top Safety Pick awards

    Mazda, Hyundai, and Genesis met tougher automotive safety criteria to earn the most 2024 Top Safety Pick awards, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced on Tuesday.  Mazda earned five 2024 Top Safety Pick+ awards for the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, the CX-30 small crossover, the CX-50 compact crossover, and the CX-90 three-row crossover…

  • McLaren Artura supercar spawns open-top Spider

    McLaren Artura supercar spawns open-top Spider

    McLaren on Monday unveiled the convertible counterpart to the Artura coupe. The new Artura Spider arrives as a 2025 model and is already available to order for delivery this summer. Pricing for the U.S. starts at $273,800. The Artura is McLaren’s plug-in hybrid supercar equipped with a V-6 engine as its internal-combustion component, specifically a…

  • Ineos off-road EV, liquid-hydrogen tech, gas stations vs. EV chargers: Today’s Car News

    Some lawmakers want to ban public EV charging stations wherever gas stations aren’t permitted. Ineos revealed a fully electric off-roader while talking up its range-extended versions instead. And liquid hydrogen could have greater potential for fuel-cell long-haul semis, suggests This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Lawmakers in Kentucky have made a confounding proposal:…

  • BMW recalls 80,000 new models for loss of braking power

    BMW has recalled many of its new models from the 2023-2024 model year for a potential loss of braking power that could increase the risk of a crash, the NHTSA disclosed Monday.  In certain vehicles, the power braking assist function could malfunction and unexpectedly lead to needing more stopping distance. Additionally, the issue could cause…

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